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01-18

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Get to Know: First Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

01-13

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Francisco Mejia vs. Chance Sisco
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Greg Wellemeyer

01-12

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Catchers on the Ocean Floor
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Wilson Karaman

01-11

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Get to Know: Catcher Prospects
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Ben Carsley

10-12

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Minor League Update: AFL Games of October 11th
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Mauricio Rubio

09-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five Short-Season Hitters to Watch
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Wilson Karaman

09-19

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Minor League Update: Games of September 16-18
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Christopher Crawford

09-16

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, September 15th
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Mark Anderson

09-15

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 14th
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Christopher Crawford

09-14

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, September 13th
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Wilson Karaman

09-13

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, September 12th
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Christopher Crawford

09-12

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Minor League Update: Games of September 9-11, 2016
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Christopher Crawford

09-12

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The Buyer's Guide: Deep Minor-League Grabs
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J.P. Breen

09-09

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, September 8th
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Christopher Crawford

09-08

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 7th
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Christopher Crawford

09-07

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, September 6th
by
Wilson Karaman

09-06

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Minor League Update: Games of September 2-5
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Christopher Crawford

09-02

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, September 1st
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Mark Anderson

09-01

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five Low-Minors Prospects I Like
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Wilson Karaman

09-01

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 31st
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Christopher Crawford

08-30

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 29th
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Christopher Crawford

08-29

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Minor League Update: Games of August 26-28
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Christopher Crawford

08-26

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 25th
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Mark Anderson

08-25

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 24th
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Christopher Crawford

08-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 23rd
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Wilson Karaman

08-23

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 22nd
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Mark Anderson

08-22

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Minor League Update: Games of August 19-21
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Christopher Crawford

08-19

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 19th
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Mark Anderson

08-18

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 17th
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Christopher Crawford

08-17

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 16th
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Wilson Karaman

08-16

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 15th
by
Christopher Crawford

08-15

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Minor League Update: Games of August 12-14
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Christopher Crawford

08-12

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The Stash List: 19th Edition, 2016
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J.J. Jansons

08-12

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 11th
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Mark Anderson

08-11

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 10th
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Wilson Karaman

08-10

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 9th
by
Christopher Crawford

08-09

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 8th
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Christopher Crawford

08-08

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Prospectus Feature: How The Free Market Betrays Baseball Players
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Trevor Strunk

08-08

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Minor League Update: Games of August 5-7
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Christopher Crawford

08-05

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 4th
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Wilson Karaman

08-04

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The Stash List: 18th Edition, 2016
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J.J. Jansons

08-04

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Fantasy Freestyle: Early Returns on the 2016 Draft Class
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Wilson Karaman

08-04

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 3rd
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Christopher Crawford

08-03

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 2nd
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Wilson Karaman

08-02

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 1st
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Christopher Crawford

08-01

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Minor League Update: Games of July 29-31
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Christopher Crawford

07-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 28th
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Mark Anderson

07-28

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Prospectus Feature: To Be Young (Is To Be Traded Unexpectedly)
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Trevor Strunk

07-28

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 27th
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Christopher Crawford

07-27

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 26th
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Mark Anderson

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January 18, 2017 6:00 am

Get to Know: First Base Prospects

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Ben Carsley

A window into the fantasy future at the cold corner.

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January 13, 2017 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Francisco Mejia vs. Chance Sisco

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Greg Wellemeyer

Is the future Oriole or the future Indian a better long-term bet to help your fantasy team in the squat?

We’ve mercifully reached the end of catchers week, during which the staff covered fantasy’s worst position from every angle. Most of our dynasty coverage rolled out yesterday and I’m here to close it out with Round 4 in our Tale of the Tape series. This one tackles the 17th and 22nd best options—fourth and fifth among prospects—according to Bret’s dynasty catcher rankings. As those ranks imply, there’s not much gap between Mejia and Sisco. Let’s see if we can find some separation.

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January 12, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Catchers on the Ocean Floor

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Wilson Karaman

Scraping the bottom of the sea for future value behind the plate.

As I noted in kicking off this series last year, it can get lonely down here in the depths. So thanks for braving the elements and joining me way down deep, below where even the 50th-most-appealing dynasty league catching option creeps.

This morning Bret Sayre ranked for you those Top 50 Dynasty Catchers, which is a tremendous accomplishment for a position that saw a whopping six guys earn in the double-digits last year.

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January 11, 2017 6:00 am

Get to Know: Catcher Prospects

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Ben Carsley

A glance at the future fantasy contributors in the squat.

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Get to Know series: a weekly post that will give you a high-level overview of every dynasty prospect who matters at every position. We’ll laugh. We’ll cry. We’ll yell at me for glaring typos and accidentally listing players under their old teams. It will be great.

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October 12, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: AFL Games of October 11th

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Mauricio Rubio

Notes on prospects who stood out in the desert, including Yoan Moncada and Josh Staumont.

Hitter of the Day: Yoan Moncada, 2B, Boston Red Sox (Surprise Saguaros) 3-5, 2B, HR.
Moncada had an abysmal 20 PA taste of major-league action in 2016 but don’t let that dim your view of Moncada’s potential. His profile features a bucket full of 6s and 5s with 7 speed and he showcased that power with a double and a home run in his first taste of Arizona Fall League action.


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September 29, 2016 11:01 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Five Short-Season Hitters to Watch

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Wilson Karaman

These bats are years from the majors, but they might be worth the wait.

Juan Soto, OF, Washington Nationals (Gulf Coast League)

Jeffrey Paternostro recently fired the opening salvo in what is likely to be a winter of Juan Soto feting, so it’s just as well you start getting used to seeing his name on these pages. He was a big bonus baby in 2015, receiving $1.5 million as one of the top hitting prospects in the class. The Nats were rewarded for their aggressiveness in pushing him stateside at the tender age of 17, as all he did was take down the MVP award in the GCL on the back of a .361/.410/.550 line, while flashing potentially plus hit and power tools. The swing has the ingredients you look for, with balance and fluidity into the zone, and the frame oozes with projectable present strength. In leagues where you can still make last-minute claims, he’s a guy on whom to burn a good chunk of your remaining FAAB.

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September 19, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of September 16-18

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Brett Martin, Max Fried, Alex Verdugo, and Alex Jackson.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Brett Martin, LHP, Texas Rangers (High-A High Desert): 7 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 15 K
Well, this wasn’t too hard. If you throw seven no-hit innings in the Cal League, you don’t just deserve Prospect of The Weekend, you deserve... I dunno... some sort of delicious dessert. Martin doesn’t have the type of stuff that suggests missing bats like this at the big-league level, but he does have an above-average fastball/curveball combination, and he’ll mix in a change that flashes a tick below that range. There’s also still some projection left in his left arm, so if more velocity comes—and it just might—he could really see a rise in status in 2016. As is, he’s a perfectly competent back-end starter prospect, but this was a heck of a night.


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September 16, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, September 15th

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Josh Staumont, Leonardo Crawford, Kolby Allard, and Alfredo Escalera.

Prospect of the Day:

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September 15, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 14th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Sam Pastrone, Carlos Asuaje, Francisco Mejia, and Chris Ellis.

Prospect of the Day:

Sam Pastrone, RHP, Los Angeles Angels (Short-Season Orem): 6 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
The Angels took Pastrone in the 17th round of the 2015 draft, and while there’s a long way to go, it does appear he was quite the coup that late. Despite a smallish frame, he’ll touch the high 90s with his fastball, and his curveball has considerable progress. The change also has its moments, and when he stays on top of the delivery, there’s some fade to it; it’ll be a solid big-league offering. There aren’t any red flags in the delivery, but he’s still learning the “finer” points of pitching, so the command comes and goes. If it can come more often than it goes, Pastrone has a chance to pitch in the big leagues someday in the not-so-distant future.


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September 14, 2016 10:58 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, September 13th

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Touki Toussaint, Jake Cave, Jose Hernandez, and Brendon Davis.

Prospect of the Day:

Touki Toussaint, RHP, Atlanta Braves (Low-A Rome): 8 IP, ER, 4 H, 6 K, HRA.
On Monday, David Lee discussed Touki’s raw stuff in pornographic terms after catching a brief one-inning playoff tune-up, and the young right-hander carried over the nasty with a dominant post-season start against a very good lineup. Since the beginning of June he’s thrown 97 1/3 with a 2.59 ERA, 110 strikeouts, and just 71 hits allowed.


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September 13, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, September 12th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Tyler O'Neill,

Prospect of the Day:

Tyler O’Neill, OF, Seattle Mariners (Double-A Jackson): 2-for-5, 2 R, 2B
This was a slow day, so it was fortunate that one of the best performers in minor-league baseball had a good day. O’Neill still has his share of doubters, but even they have to be impressed with what he’s done this year. The approach has taken a huge step forward, the power is plus (maybe even a tick above), and he’s just good enough with the glove to give him a chance to play in right every day. The Mariners corner outfield situation is not very good. Tyler O’Neill might change that in the middle of 2017.


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September 12, 2016 12:41 pm

Minor League Update: Games of September 9-11, 2016

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Jorge Alfaro, Chris Ellis, Kyle Tucker, and Franklin Barreto.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Jorge Alfaro, C, Philadelphia Phillies (Double-A Reading): 4-for-5, 3 R, 2 HR
There were rumors that Alfaro was on his way to the big leagues a couple of months ago. Selfishly, it would have been fun to see him face that level of competition, but it was the right call to leave him in Double-A. You could argue that every tool but the power and arm improved (okay, so you can argue that three of his five tools have improved), but those other two tools were already plus-plus. The Phillies got a handful of interesting pieces in return for Cole Hamels, and I think Alfaro has the highest upside of them. That’s saying quite a bit.


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